Thursday, August 20, 2015

More Thorne Rooms


I have three more of the Thorne Rooms to show you today.  The one above is an American Federal Dining Room.


This one is an Italian Dining Room from around 1500.



The one to the left is my favorite of all of them.  It is a dining room from an Art Deco New York townhouse.  I love that glimpse of high-rise buildings out the window in the back.  


The next time I'm in Chicago, I'm going to make a point of photographing the 68 rooms that the Chicago Art Institute has in their collection.  In fact, I'm looking forward to seeing them all again.

12 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Incredible detail, I like the skyline backdrop one best too!

Karl Demetz said...

Fantastic, they look so real !

Steve Reed said...

There's a large photo book called "Miniature Rooms: The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago," by Fannia Weingartner, that might interest you. (We have it in our library!)

William Kendall said...

Yes, that last one really stands out beautifully!

Judy said...

Another good reason to go to Chicago!

LOLfromPasa said...

These photos don't disappoint. Love them all.

RedPat said...

They are totally amazing, Sharon! Wow!!

Halcyon said...

These are really fantastic! It's hard to believe they're miniatures.

Catalyst said...

And the tiger rug on the floor. The art deco room was my favorite, too.

Kate said...

Wpnderful photos. Chicago's Art Institute has many treasures!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Have just been back and checked out all the Thorne rooms Sharon, aren't they just beautiful, the detail extraordinary! Would take much patience to create these are rooms so accurately. Lovely to see.

Jack said...

I definitely do not have the temperament to build things like these. Remarkable.